Amplify Peace: Saving Syrian Lives at Alhambra Palace Restaurant
|Date & Time:||Sun, 10/22/2017 - 6:00pm - 11:00pm|
Amplify Peace: Saving Syrian Lives is a multi-genre tour featuring Arab American artists Omar Offendum, Bassel & the Supernaturals, Kayem and Ronnie Malley & Turath Ensemble. The tour, sponsored by the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS), aims to increase awareness of the humanitarian crisis in Syria and help gather support and resources to save the lives of Syrians affected by war.
Omar Offendum is a Syrian-American rapper / poet who was born in Saudi Arabia, raised in Washington DC and currently lives in Los Angeles. Known for his unique blend of Hip-Hop & Arabic poetry, he has been featured on prominent world news outlets, lectured at a number of prestigious academic institutions, collaborated with major museums & cultural organizations on several high-profile projects, and helped raise millions of dollars for various humanitarian relief groups. A graduate of the University of Virginia's School of Architecture, he's been able to design a unique path for himself as a thoughtful entertainer able to speak to a multitude of relevant issues & diverse global audiences over the course of his decade-long career.
BASSEL & THE SUPERNATURALS
Bassel & The Supernaturals combines neo-soul and funk with captivating lyrics about love, loss, and a war in Syria that has affected Bassel Almadani’s family along with 10,000,000 others. The soulful Syrian-American vocalist and his ensemble raised over $11,000 during the preorder campaign for their full-length album, Elements (2017), with over $3,000 in donations for humanitarian aid in Syria. Their album was premiered by Noisey (Vice) and led to their involvement in the nationally-acclaimed SXSW showcase ContraBanned: #MusicUnites featuring artists from the diaspora of the countries targeted by the travel ban. They've since been featured on PRI, Al Jazeera, Reuters, Paste Magazine, Huffington Post, NowThis, and many others. In addition to performing in clubs and festivals across the nation, Bassel partners with universities and charity organizations nationwide to host seminars, workshops, and benefit concerts drawing attention to the crisis in Syria.
Ronnie Malley is a multi-instrumentalist musician, theatrical performer, producer, and educator with a background in Global Music and Performance Studies. His credits include: composer and sound designer for Great Expectations (Silk Road Rising), musician on A Disappearing Number (Timeline Theatre), author and solo performer of Ziryab, The Songbird Of Andalusia (Silk Road Rising), musician on The Secret Garden (Court Theatre), musician and consultant on Disney’s The Jungle Book (Goodman,Huntington), co-composer and musician on The White Snake (Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Berkeley Rep, McCarter, Goodman, Guthrie, Wuzhen Theater festival – China, Old Globe), composer and co-sound designer for The Who And The What (Victory Gardens), associate producer and actor for The Sultan’s Dilemma (International Voices Project), and The Arabian Nights (Lookingglass, Berkeley Rep, Arena Stage). Ronnie is an artistic associate with International Voices Project, teaching artist with Chicago Arts Partnership in Education (CAPE) and Global Voices Initiative (GVI), and a faculty
The Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) is a nonpolitical, nonprofit medical relief organization that is working on the front lines of crisis relief in Syria and neighboring countries to alleviate suffering and save lives. SAMS proudly provides medical care and treatment to every patient in need.
|Name:||Alhambra Palace Restaurant|
|Address:||1240 W Randolph St, Chicago, Illinois 60607|